Youth and Schools
We have a team of experienced and trained staff and coaches who deliver all our programmes with a passion that will enthuse those taking part.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) update
We’re unable to offer any outdoor education programmes at present.
We look forward to welcoming you back to experience our wealth of outdoor learning opportunities in September. Please email us to enquire about our programmes or make a provisional booking.
We are closely monitoring the guidance set out by the Government and welcome the road map for the return of outdoor learning in the Schools coronavirus (COVID-19) operational guidance last updated 31 March 2021.
For more details on our response please see our COVID Secure Risk Management Summary.
Outdoor learning programmes for Primary, Secondary, SEN schools and groups
Outdoor educational programmes:
£5.60 per student for a half day’s visit (one programme)
£8.60 per student for a full day’s visit (two programmes)
£8.60 per student for our 10:00-14:00 Discovery Day
£50 guided walk group (one hour)
Vary by venue and activity
Health and safety information for outdoor learning programmes
The guidance notes for leaders visiting the park contain important information that must be read prior to visiting us (if you have any difficulty accessing this document please contact us for a hard copy).
Opportunities for assessing learner progress
Our Youth and Schools team who deliver our outdoor education programmes use numerous techniques to assess student learning. These will facilitate teacher’s assessment of their students’ learning throughout their session.
Questions and answer sessions
Enabling students to make predictions and reasoning using knowledge gained during sessions, research and conclude their findings during the visit
Role play presentations to each other, teachers and/or the whole group to reiterate key facts learnt
Individual learning and decision making
Creating designs based on research and presenting ideas and designs in groups
Navigating under time limits and obtaining scores during competitions
Self led park visits to the park
Lee Valley Regional Park stretches 26 miles (42 kms) from Ware in Hertfordshire to the banks of the Thames in East London. It comprises a host of leisure facilities. Activities available range from ice skating through to horse riding cycling and golf as well as a visit to the popular Lee Valley Park Farms.
If you're planning your own trip to the park for your school or youth group and do not want to join one of our programmes be sure to contact us.
There are opportunities for you to arrange your own visit to sites and venue throughout the park, from Middlesex Filter Beds and Walthamstow Marshes in the south, to River Lee Country Park and Rye House Gatehouse in the north.
Please contact us if you would like to run a self-led visit to the park as there are various health and safety and site control measures your group may need to be aware of. We can also provide advice on the best site for your needs whether for geography, history, art, science or environmental studies. You’ll be making the most of our expert knowledge, getting some free advice and literature to help you plan your trip! We guarantee a call to us will halve the time it will take you to plan your trip.